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Played Challenges

C Reformatting - 640 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 903 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5513 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alsa configuration - 471 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3025 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25356 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
From A to B - 495 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2529 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1381 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4634 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 13045 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 6
Mirror Symmetry - 701 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 756 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3533 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 183 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4324 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 3952 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10466 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2201 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
7th Birthday - 163 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9337 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11108 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 906 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1763 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2014 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a list of numbers - 249 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5992 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 854 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2124 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph breaks - 407 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9550 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4145 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2085 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort files from hosts - 129 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2611 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1636 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 11966 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 1840 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hans Yelek
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Hi, I'm Hans. I fool around with Adobe After Effects, iOS Programming, and marathons.

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